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2018 Pinot Noir Momtazi Vineyard
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2018 Pinot Noir Momtazi Vineyard

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Tasting Notes
Dark ruby red color. Deep perfumed aromas of dried red fruit, concentrated tomato paste, turmeric, and red peppercorns are beguiling and draw you in. The mouth begins with fresh dark red fruit that quickly crescendos, radiating blackberries and blueberries, sweet tar, and spices throughout your palate. Lovely textural richness coats your palate (the “umami”), leaving denser tannins and beautifully balanced acidity. As hard to resist as it is now, this vintage of Momtazi will reward your patience.


Wine & Spirits

This feels loose and light in its scent, with a burst of wild strawberry lined with a dusty, wind-blown Van Duzer accent. The flavors go deeper, toward dark cherry and a hint of cinnamon, with a cherry-skin grip. For plank roasted salmon.
93 Points

Wine Spectator

Shows expression and elegant dimension, with savory plum and blueberry flavors laced with crushed stone and forest floor accents that build richness toward medium-grained tannins.
- July 2022
92 Points

Vineyard Notes
Momtazi Vineyard is located in the McMinnville AVA, 7 miles west of McMinnville, Oregon. The grapes for this wine come from four blocks at the top of the vineyard on steep, exposed and windblown hillsides. Planted in 1999 and 2004 on thin, poor soils, the vines have a south and SW exposure at an elevation of 680-760'. The vineyard is certified biodynamic by Demeter.
Production Notes
Release Date: Mar 2022; Production: 1045 cases. The de-stemmed grapes were fermented in 4-8 ton stainless steel and Burgundy oak fermenters with no SO2, allowing the fermentations to process naturally. After gentle pressing and settling, the wine aged in French oak barrels, 20% of which were new, for 16 months before bottling by gravity and without fining.
Food Pairing Notes
This wine begs for rich flavors like wild boar stew with forest mushrooms or roast leg of lamb with fresh herbs and white beans finished with a mirepoix.
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